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  Wesleyan MetroPark
Wesleyan MetroPark
1441 Wesleyan Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45417
(937) 278-2601
 
   
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Stroll into the park as spring eases into the Wolf Creek valley. A quiet and peaceful neighborhood park, Wesleyan provides a great setting for afternoon picnics, weekend family cookouts or joyful time at the playground. This is also a perfect location for a short hike along the trail at any time of day! You can also sign up to volunteer and help students learn about nature through the many programs held at Adventure Central.

Get close to nature without ever leaving the city! Walk the banks of Wolf Creek and explore. Cross the bridge to Adventure Central where learning and nature comes alive for many children during the summer day camps. This is a great park where neighbors gather for cookouts and games; visit our reservations page to make a reservation online 24/7.

 
    • Situated on Wolf Creek, it's hard to believe this scenic, natural area is located within Dayton city limits. Beautiful woodlands, the river and wildlife bring urban residents close to nature. In addition, Wesleyan is the site of Adventure Central, an innovative partnership between MetroParks and Ohio State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development. Here urban youth learn more about the environment and themselves through after-school programs, clubs and camps.

    • Directions
      From US Route 35, take the Gettysburg Exit, then turn right. Go 3 miles, turn right on Cornell Dr. Go 2 blocks to Wesleyan Rd., turn right. Park is on the right side of the street.

      TO ADVENTURE CENTRAL: 2222 James H. McGee Blvd., Dayton. Take US Rt. 35 to the James H. McGee Blvd. exit. Travel north over 2 miles. Adventure Central is a barn red brick building with a small parking lot in front. Call to ask about overflow parking.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 4
      Take route 4 traveling northwest on James H McGee Blvd. This route will take you directly past Wesleyan MetroPark


    • This inner city natural area contains mature floodplain forest, young upland forest, and high quality aquatic habitat in Wolf Creek.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.771708
Longitude: -84.243734

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Parking:
Multiple free parking lots are available on site. See map.

School Group Tours:
Schools and other groups may schedule guided tours. Call (937) 275-PARK (7275) to schedule
 
View a list of programs available.

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

 
 
 
 
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